[clug] User authentication problem [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Roppola, Antti - BRS Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au
Tue Mar 25 00:38:33 GMT 2008

Hi all,

For the record, this looks like it ws a minor bug in YaST combining
misfeatures of
having the "days to expiry" set to -1 while administering user accounts

This announcement for the benefit of future searchs... :o)


-----Original Message-----
From: linux-bounces+antti.roppola=brs.gov.au at lists.samba.org
[mailto:linux-bounces+antti.roppola=brs.gov.au at lists.samba.org] On
Behalf Of Michael O'Keeffe
Sent: Friday, 15 February 2008 1:23 PM
To: linux at lists.samba.org
Subject: [clug] User authentication problem

Hi all,

We are running SuSE Enterprice 9.x  on one of our servers. An important
user account had its password expire on us (as they do) and after
reseting the password we can:
1. ssh to the box as another user and then su to the affected account.
2. cannot ssh to the box as the affected account (password
authentication failure).

We've restarted sshd, xinetd, double checked the password, and even
reset it again. (My knowledge is somewhat limted here as where else go).
We aren't using PAM, we aren't restricting ssh logons etc.

Can anyone offer some thoughts as to the cause of the problem?


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